Sony Mavica FD87 Review

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Sony MVC-FD87

Record/Playback Modes & Menus

Typical record mode display with onscreen overlays for battery condition (both graphical and in minutes remaining), image size (note that the image quality shown here as "fine" is not available on the FD87, these screens were captured from the FD92), number of pictures remaining and a graphical representation of the space left on the Memory Stick. The onscreen menu has been enabled across the bottom, see below for the menu options.

Sony MVC-FD87

This is the screen display when set to Movie mode. Image size is 320x240 and we have the recording time set to the maximum which is 15 seconds per clip. The green STBY changes to a red REC after you press the shutter button.

Sony MVC-FD87

(Note: the menu animations came from the MVC-FD92 which is very similar to the FD87 with the exception of the 1472x1104 image size)

Record mode menu options:

    Self-timer - Enable the 10-second self-timer

    EFFECT - Picture Effects: Solarize, B&W, Sepia, Negative art
    Date/Time: Stamp date and time or just time on the photo

    FILE - Format (Memory Stick or Floppy), File Number (Sequential numbering or Off), Clip motion (160x120 or 80x72 size), Image Size (1280x960, 1280 3:2, 1024x768 or 640x480), Record Mode (Normal, Email, Voice, Text, TIFF)

    CAMERA - Digital Zoom (On/Off), Sharpness (+/-2), White Balance (Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, Hold), Flash Level (High, Normal, Low), Exposure (+/-2EV)

    SETUP - Video Out (NTSC or PAL), Language (English/Japanese), Clock Set, Beep (On, Off, Shutter), LCD brightness adjustment

Sony MVC-FD87

Play mode screen with data overlay enabled, icons for battery condition and time remaining, image size, picture# / total number of pictures, graphical representation of space left on the Memory Stick. Across the bottom is the folder name and image file number, the date and time of the exposure.

Sony MVC-FD87

Using the telephoto lens control you can zoom-in to the image during playback in multiple steps up to 5x. Once the image is magnified you can use the 4-way selector to scroll around inside of the picture.

Sony MVC-FD87

To quickly search through the stored images you can select the INDEX option from the popup menu. In this mode the screen displays nine thumbnail size images and you jump forward or backwards nine images at a time or select one to display full screen.

Sony MVC-FD87

Play mode menu options:

    INDEX - Display stored images in thumbnail format, 9 per page

    DELETE - Erase image

    FILE - Format (Memory Stick or Floppy), Slideshow playback mode, Print Mark - embed DPOF printing information, Protect or unprotect image from erasure

    TOOL - Copy images to/from Memroy Stick or floppy diskette, Resize image (1280x960, 1024x768, 640x480)

    SETUP - Video Out (NTSC or PAL), Language (English/Japanese), Clock Set, Beep (On, Off, Shutter), LCD brightness adjustment

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